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High Acuity Nursing

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780131245082

ISBN10:
0131245082
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

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Summary

The Fourth Edition of High Acuity Nursing delivers essential understanding of complex patients and instructs both students and nurses on how to provide nursing care in varied clinical settings. KEY TOPICS: Broken down into a series of learner-focused, active learning modules, High Acuity Nursing takes complex information and presents it in smaller, more accessible chunks that promote easier mastery by readers. As the modules progress in difficulty, this text addresses the multiple-system problems that nurses face when caring for high acuity patients. With a focus on concepts and principles that can be applied across practice settings and patient populations, High Acuity Nursing, Fourth Edition is a learner-friendly approach that will help nurses and nursing students master the concepts and confidence necessary to succeed in today's health care settings. Nursing Students and Nursing Professionals.

Table of Contents

Special Topics
Caring for the High Acuity Patient: Patient, Family, and Nursing Consideration
Acute Pain in the High Acuity Patient
Fluid and Electrolyte Balance in the High Acuity Patient
Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Determination and Assessment of Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Alterations in Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Mechanical Ventilation
Nursing Care of the Patient with Altered Pulmonary Gas Exchange
Perfusion
Determination and Assessment of Cardiac Output
Hemodynamic Monitoring
Electrocardiographic Monitoring and Conduction Abnormalities
Alterations in Myocardial Tissue Perfusion
Alterations in Cardiac Output
Nursing Care of the Patient with Altered with Altered Myocardial Tissue Perfusion
Oxygenation
Oxygenation
Shock States
Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
Nursing Care of Patient with Impaired Oxygenation
Neurologic
Determinants and Assessment of Cerebral Perfusion
Alterations in Cerebral Tissue Perfusion: Acute Brain Attack
Decreased Adaptive Capacity: Acute Head Injury
Sensory Perceptual Disorders
Nursing Care of the Patient with Altered Cerebral Function
Metabolic
Metabolic Responses
Hematologic Dysfunction
Altered Immune Function
Organ Transplantation
Altered Glucose metabolism
Altered Renal Dysfunction
Nursing Care of the Patient with Altered Metabolic Function
Gastrointestinal
Acute Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
Acute Hepatic Dysfunction
Acute Pancreatic Dysfunction
Nursing Care of the Patient with Altered Gastrointestinal Function
Injury
Complex Wound Management
Acute Burn Injury
Trauma
Nursing Care of the Patient with Multiple Injuries
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